Fortnite is a massively successful battle royale game that’s free-to-play, but that’s not stopping many people from forking over hundreds of dollars for a copy of the game. Physical editions of the PS4 and Xbox One versions are currently selling for up to $450 a copy online, even though the game can be downloaded for free and no purchase is necessary to play.
Searches on Ebay and Amazon reveal tons of sellers offering up sealed copies of the game. Most prices hover in $100-200 range, but there are some that go way higher. People are buying; there are tons of old listings that show the copies were purchased. No doubt these are collectors snatching up the expensive copies; Fortnite’s publishers are no longer making physical editions of the game, focusing 100 percent on free digital downloads, with free access to battle royale and paid access to Save the World, the game’s co-op sandbox survival mode.
Fortnite recently launched on a new platform. There were several leaks that a Nintendo Switch version was coming, but the company surprised us all during E3 2018 by announcing that Fortnite would be available immediately on the system following its Nintendo Direct presentation. The Switch version has already picked up an incredible amount of players, and supports cross-play with Xbox One, PC, and iOS. Like other versions, it is currently only available digitally
In other Fortnite news, developer Epic Games has confirmed the Playground limited-time mode is coming very soon. The mode will give you your own private sandbox, so you and your squad can play and practice without the fear of enemy attack. Epic also recently released its latest patch, version 4.4, which adds Stink Bombs and more to the game.